Saturday 4 August 2018


The Australasian swamphen (Porphyrio melanotus) is a species of swamphen occurring in eastern Indonesia, the Moluccas, Aru and Kai Islands, as well as in Papua New Guinea and Australia. It is also found in New Zealand, where it is known as the pukeko, a term derived from the Māori language. The Australasian swamphen used to be considered a subspecies of the purple swamphen.

This post is part of the Weekend Reflections meme,
and also part of the Saturday Critters meme,
and also part of the Camera Critters meme.


  1. Hello, it is a beautiful color! Great photos of your Swamphen. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend! PS, thank also for the comment on my post.

  2. Beautiful coloring...what awesome shots of the swamphen! Loved the first shot too.

  3. Remarkably such an animal.
    We never had such waterbirds in Germany
    I like the colors and the reflection too


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